Monday, July 09, 2007

Hurricane Links

It's "that time" of year again, and at the Sarasota All Hazards Preparation Site, you'll find useful info for all kinds of emergencies. You might want to bookmark it, and have a look at a few links on it in particular - a good resource:
You might also want to print this out:

Disaster Supply Kit

Every home should have a Disaster Survival Kit. Ensure a minimum three day (preferably one week) supply for each person. If you have chosen to evacuate to a shelter here are some items you will want to have ready in your shelter kit. These are items you should keep handy in your shelter kit:


  • Have a two-week supply of Critical Prescription Medications
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Baby needs; diapers, formula, etc.
  • Battery operated television or radio and flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags or lawn chairs (bedding is not provided)
  • Sanitary supplies, wet wipes
  • Nonperishable foods for snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Extra clothing
    • Wet and cold weather clothing
    • Rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Travelers checks/cash
  • Keys
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Wheelchair or walker if needed
  • Cards, book, small games
  • Road maps
  • Pet foods and medications (Proof of current pet immunizations is required for pet-friendly shelters), leash, muzzle, medications, food and water
  • Special diet foods
  • Important documents such as birth certificates, insurance policies, insurance cards, social security card, important family and business contact numbers, health records, mortgages, deeds, titles, financial documents kept in a protected place.
    • Keep videotaped documentation or list of all valuables

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